Using long preambles on an Atheros WG311T wireless card

Christophe Ramon mailbox at
Thu Sep 11 01:50:31 UTC 2008

Dear all

I'm running hostapd on a FreeBSD 6.1 server and an Atheros WG311T wireless

        inet6 fe80::214:6cff:fe72:a9fa%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        ether 00:14:6c:72:a9:fa
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11b <hostap>
        status: associated
        ssid freebsdap channel 11 bssid 00:14:6c:72:a9:fa
        authmode WPA2/802.11i privacy MIXED deftxkey 2 AES-CCM 2:128-bit
        txpowmax 37 protmode CTS burst dtimperiod 1 bintval 100

I am desperately trying to switch the wireless card to use long preambles
instead of Short ones (to be able to avoid the many frames lost between
the WG311T card and an iPod Touch):

 SSID            BSSID              CHAN RATE   S:N     INT CAPS
freebsdap       00:14:6c:72:a9:fa   11   11M    29:0    100 EPS  RSN

Didn't find any way so far ! Any suggestion would be appreciated.


C. Ramon

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